What if these traffic lights never change…?

Kevin Hallas, Commercial Manager in HSE’s Centre for Human and Organisational Performance, illustrates how instinctual, rather than thoughtful, behaviour can  undermine health and safety. How long do you wait for temporary traffic lights to change? The longer you wait, the more you think they’re not working. You can see the other end of the road … Continue reading “What if these traffic lights never change…?”

Why it’s time to speak up about stress at work

Carolyn Yeoman, ‎Principal Organisational Psychologist at HSE’s Health and Safety Laboratory, explains the benefits of tackling work-related stress. It often strikes me as odd that the single largest contributor to employee absence seems to be the one we talk about the least. Illnesses relating to workplace stress, anxiety or depression account for around 40% of … Continue reading “Why it’s time to speak up about stress at work”